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4.0 out of 5 stars I enjoyed this and it was helpful and fun
This was an experimental purchase since I was so taken with the trilogy and thought it was thought provoking enough to see what kind of materials were out there by others that supported discussion. THis was a wise purchase.
Published on January 11, 2013 by CeeCee

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2.0 out of 5 stars Superficial and not completely reliable
The Study Guide for "The Hunger Games" was either written by someone who reads superficially or someone who has not read the entire series. It has a number of typos and some strange phrases such as "people are dictated by the President." The description of Katniss and Peeta acting as a team makes it sound as though the two of them together planned a deception, and because...
Published on April 9, 2012 by Lynn Lanning


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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Superficial and not completely reliable, April 9, 2012
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Lynn Lanning (Glendale, CA USA) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Study Guide - The Hunger Games - Book One (A BookCaps Study Guide) (Kindle Edition)
The Study Guide for "The Hunger Games" was either written by someone who reads superficially or someone who has not read the entire series. It has a number of typos and some strange phrases such as "people are dictated by the President." The description of Katniss and Peeta acting as a team makes it sound as though the two of them together planned a deception, and because it describes the suicide pact as "fake," the study guide implies they would not have committed suicide in the end. The description of Haymitch is very limited and displays no understanding of his character, only observations of his actions and words. Effie is described as "truly proper," which is an interesting term for her. The description of Rue contains misinformation about the song Katniss sang. In the Study Guide, Katniss appears to have only contempt for her prep team, which does not match with what's in the book. President Snow and Gamesmaster Seneca Crane have been left out of the cast of characters.
The themes are only superficially explored in the study guide. The themes themselves are very superficial and do not delve into the subtexts of the book. At the very least, I would have liked to see a discussion of the Roman (and often Shakespearean) names of the people in the Capitol.
The summary for Chapter 3 is missing crucial information about Gale. The summary for Chapter 7 implies that Katniss did not intend to shoot the apple, but did so accidentally. Chapter 13 says she lost her jacket; in the book, she lost part of it, but not all of it. In the summary for Chapter 18, the study guide says Katniss covered Rue with sunflowers; she used wildflowers. The study guide spells Thresh's name as Thrush at least once. According to the study guide, the food delivery in Chapter 22 was of only one item, lamb stew. The study guide refers to the muttations as wolves. It also overlooks the true cause of Cato's death, implying that the "wolves" finished him off. Chapter 26: according to the study guide, "Katniss hears [Peeta's] heart stop beating twice." So now she's got superhuman hearing instead of being half deaf at the time?
I expect a study guide to have correct information. I expected more depth to the study guide, some understanding of various characters' motives, a comparison of the world of Panem with our present day society, a discussion of the various types of names, and a look beyond the bare facts. I am disappointed.
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4.0 out of 5 stars I enjoyed this and it was helpful and fun, January 11, 2013
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This was an experimental purchase since I was so taken with the trilogy and thought it was thought provoking enough to see what kind of materials were out there by others that supported discussion. THis was a wise purchase.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Study Guide - The Hunger Games - Book One, September 6, 2012
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It seems to be a synopsis of the book, rather than a study guide. I was hoping for more of what to look for; what they were feeling; or the why they were hiding there feelings. This was just a shortened version of the book to me, so not what I was looking for.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A lazy guy's version!, September 4, 2012
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Love these formats. I get the gist of the story with all the background needed to enjoy the story. I know, its not the best way to experience a novel, but I just can't sit through the three huge books in this series. Never been a big fiction reader, but with this format I can actually enjoy learning about a "hot" book without actually having to read a gazillion pages.
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